Are the Baltimore Ravens Treading Wrong Path in Search of Help at Wide Receiver?

March 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Since landing a young signal caller in whom they have faith in Joe Flacco, the Baltimore Ravens have been a good team considered a stud wide receiver away from joining the ranks of the elite.
An opening-round playoff victory against the New England Patriots showcased the team’s powerhouse running game while it continued its tradition of hard-nosed defensive play.
That defense is getting older, however, with Ed Reed contemplating retirement and Ray Lewis a step slower when forced into coverage.  As another year passes, that defense will need to rely a little more on the team’s up-and-coming offensive unit.
That offensive unit has the luxury of youth, with Joe Flacco and Ray Rice entering their third years while Michael Oher is about to begin his sophomore season.  What it lacks is someone for Flacco to consistently throw the football to.
Baltimore’s leading receiver in 2009 was Derrick Mason, a 36-year-old wideout on the free agent market.  Behind him, tight...

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